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F6F-5 Hellcat Model, U.S. Navy, VF-17 - Hobby Master HA0307

F6F-5 Hellcat Model, U.S. Navy, VF-17 - Hobby Master HA0307 - click to enlarge
F6F-5 Hellcat Model, U.S. Navy, VF-17 - Hobby Master HA0307 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA0307
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Hobby Master 1:32 Air Power Series Diecast Model

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Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat – White 50, VF-17 "Jolly Rogers", USS Hornet, U.S. Navy, 1945

1:32 Scale.  Length: 12.5”.  Wingspan: 16"

Limited production of approximately 200 models worldwide

From March 18 – 21, 1945 Grumman F6F-5 Hellcats of VF-17 “Jolly Rogers” were aboard the USS Hornet. On March 19, 1945 VF-17 Hellcats encountered and destroyed twenty Japanese Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden-kai (George) with the loss of six Hellcats. During March and April of 1945 VF-17 downed a total of 146 enemy aircraft and was involved in supporting attacks on Iwo Jima, Okinawa and the Battleship Yamato. Fifteen VF-17 pilots became Aces, more than in any other Pacific fighter unit.

The F6F Hellcat was a carrier-based fighter aircraft designed by Grumman as a replacement for the F4F Wildcat. The F6F was the primary U.S. Navy fighter during the latter half of World War II. It was known as a rugged, well-designed aircraft that was able to counter the Japanese A6M Zero fighter and help secure air superiority over the Pacific Theatre of operations. First flown on June 26, 1942, the F6F entered service in 1943 and proved to be the most successful aircraft in naval history, destroying 5,223 enemy aircraft while in service with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the British Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm. A total of 12,275 F6F Hellcats were built, the last of which rolled off the assembly line in November 1945.

Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an F6F Hellcat features:

  • Slide open canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Folding wings
  • Optional transparent engine cowling
  • Rotatable metal propeller
  • Detachable weapons
  • Detachable center-line fuel tank
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Rolling wheels with rubber tires
  • Box with F6F Hellcat artwork

  • Note: Display stand sold separately

    Category: Hobby Master 1:48 & 1:32 Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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